Title

Residents Perceptions towards the Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Environment of Tourism

Abstract/Description

The tourism industry poses both favorable and unfavorable consequences to the local communities of tourist destinations. This study aims to analyze the economic, social, and environmental impacts of tourism on the host community in Nathiagali, district Abbottabad, Pakistan. In this study, we have collected data through structured questionnaires from 200 residents of the selected tourist destination. The study applied factor analysis and probit regression approach for empirical results. It is found that the local community perceives positive and significant economic and social impacts from tourism in the form of job or business opportunities, raising the standard of living and infrastructural development in the area. On the other hand, tourism brings environmental threats including health hazards from air and noise pollution, environmental degradation, and traffic congestion issues for the local community. Based on results, it is recommended that appropriate policies are needed at the government and local level to get maximum benefits from tourism in Nathiagali, Pakistan.

Session Theme

Tourism, Culture and Economic Growth - Session IIB

Session Type

Parallel Technical Session

Session Chair

Dr. Sahar Nadeem Chairperson - Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts IBA Karachi

Session Discussant

Dr. Qaiser Munir Professor - Institute of Business Administration Karachi

Start Date

7-4-2021 2:29 PM

End Date

3-4-2021 4:00 PM

Comments

Zubaria Andlib Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Islamabad, Maria Aijaz M.Phil Scholar, Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Islamabad.

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Residents Perceptions towards the Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Environment of Tourism

The tourism industry poses both favorable and unfavorable consequences to the local communities of tourist destinations. This study aims to analyze the economic, social, and environmental impacts of tourism on the host community in Nathiagali, district Abbottabad, Pakistan. In this study, we have collected data through structured questionnaires from 200 residents of the selected tourist destination. The study applied factor analysis and probit regression approach for empirical results. It is found that the local community perceives positive and significant economic and social impacts from tourism in the form of job or business opportunities, raising the standard of living and infrastructural development in the area. On the other hand, tourism brings environmental threats including health hazards from air and noise pollution, environmental degradation, and traffic congestion issues for the local community. Based on results, it is recommended that appropriate policies are needed at the government and local level to get maximum benefits from tourism in Nathiagali, Pakistan.